Explore street photography in Campbell River

Bring a new vision to everyday surroundings and make images in the best art-photojournalism style

Bring a new vision to everyday surroundings and make images in the best art-photojournalism style in the two-day Creative Street Photography workshop on offer at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

The workshop with new gallery instructor, Claudia Lorenz runs Saturday, Aug. 11 from 3 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s the little things that make an ordinary image leap to life: learn to live “in the frame” and find new ways to photograph people, events, architecture and the amazing diversity of street-level life. Contemporary black and white, low light conditions, all-weather shooting, the ethics of public photography and an intro to creative processing are all part of this hands-on course. Any camera will work for this workshop, even your Smartphone. The cost for the course is $153 for members of the gallery, $163 for non-members, plus HST. Make sure you have sufficient space on your device memory and freshly charged batteries. Work clothes are highly recommended, as there will be an outdoor component.

“This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for participants to learn how to see within the realm of photography,” says gallery Curator Shannon Proctor-McLeod. “It’s a matter of looking at the beauty around you, and knowing how to capture that beauty within a 2-dimensional image.”

Claudia Lorenz, MEd (Arts) has over 20 years experience in photography. Her current obsessions include low resolution imaging, lomography, photography as fictional narrative, and her iPhone camera. Her images have been exhibited and published at both ends of the continent and she is currently working on two book-format collections. Her unique style of teaching is highly accessible and entertaining. She is also an instructor at the University of Victoria.

You can register for this course by phone at 287-2261 or in person at the Gallery, located in Tyee Plaza across from the Tidemark theatre.